William Frank Cook

Medora, Macoupin, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Frank

When William Frank Cook was born in 1860, in Medora, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas Cook, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Robinson, was 34. He married Alice Eliza Mitchell on 25 December 1883, in Macoupin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Chesterfield, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1910.

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William Frank Cook
Alice Eliza Mitchell
Marriage: 25 December 1883
Roscoe Elmo Cook
Mary Elizabeth Cook
Ruby Viola Cook
William Webster Cook
Ruth Adah Cook
James Everett Cook

Spouse and Children


    Alice Eliza Mitchell


25 December 1883
Macoupin, Illinois, United States



    Mary Elizabeth Cook



    William Webster Cook


    Ruth Adah Cook


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Cook


    Margaret Robinson




    Thomas Cook


    James Cook



    Samuel Cook



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 32

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Old English cōc (Latin coquus). There has been some confusion with Cocke .2 Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name, but in some cases a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ ( see McCook ).3 In North America Cook has absorbed examples of cognate and semantically equivalent names from other languages, such as German and Jewish Koch .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Cook, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Cook in household of Thomas Cook, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Cook, "United States Census, 1900"

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